Things To Pass Time Before Final Fantasy XV Releases
 

Things To Pass Time Before Final Fantasy XV Releases

 
Roll 6 or Die: Review – Heroes Wanted
 

Roll 6 or Die: Review

Heroes Wanted

 
Roll 6 or Die: Review – A Study In Emerald
 

Roll 6 or Die: Review

A Study In Emerald

 

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Review: Jamestown

Review: Jamestown 

Jamestown is a title rife with bizarre paradoxes: it’s a four player local co-op shmup–on the PC. It’s set in the troubled colonies of the 17th century–on Mars. It’s a 16-bit era bullet hell shooter–released in 2011. One thing that certainly isn’t a paradox, however, is that it offers exceptionally smooth, tight, graceful game mechanics, and it’s a pure delight to play.

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The Atomontage Engine

The Atomontage Engine 

Nothing breaks immersion in our games quite like seeing an enemy clip through a wall, or, even worse, falling through a floor surface, looking up as you plummet to your doom to see the entirety of the map above you, instantly reminding you that everything you see in-game is an illusion, an approximation of real-life substance and matter. The Atomontage Engine is one of a few projects that may not forever solve these kinds of problems, but could become a huge step forward for realism in games, as it attempts […]

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Five Awesome Games You Can Play On Your Netbook

Five Awesome Games You Can Play On Your Netbook 

The iPad and similar tablet devices have been getting all the media love lately, as your poor netbook keeps chuggin’ along outside the spotlight. But did you know it can run some amazing games Apple’s shiny new toy can only dream of?

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Winners: Fortix 2

Winners: Fortix 2 

We called on your collective wit to caption a picture; you answered the call of duty. Three of you win Steam codes for Fortix 2.

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Friday Freeloader: One Switch Games

Friday Freeloader: One Switch Games 

This week’s featured free game is for disabled persons. “I’m not disabled,” you may say. Maybe not, but let’s see how healthy your thumb is after you play One Switch Ballz until the wee hours of the morning.

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Giveaway: Fortix 2

Giveaway: Fortix 2 

Indie developer Nemesys Games dropped Fortix 2 on Steam last month. I’ve played it. It’s fun. Now’s your chance to win a Steam code for this re-imagining of the classic arcade game Qix.

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Review: Hamilton’s Great Adventure

Review: Hamilton’s Great Adventure 

We’ve covered the adventurous Hamilton a few times already, even giving five witty commenters a copy of the game. How does the Indiana Jones lookalike’s first game stack up? Read on to find out.

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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Media Released

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Media Released 

Fuelcell Games just released a bunch of screenshots and one final trailer for its gorgeous sidescrolling shooter Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, due to hit Xbox Live Arcade this summer.

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Hands-On: Runespell: Overture

Hands-On: Runespell: Overture 

I recently spent some time with a preview build of Runespell: Overture, developer Mystic Box’s foray into the topsy-turvy world of fantasy RPG-lite poker. Here are my thoughts.

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Is It Time To Abandon Windows XP?

Is It Time To Abandon Windows XP? 

In May of 2007, Microsoft released a shoddy PC port of the critically acclaimed Xbox shooter Halo 2–a game that was almost 3 years old at that time–in support of its then-new Games for Windows branding and online service initiative. Response was lukewarm to say the least

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Review: Capsized

Review: Capsized 

Stationed in the frozen tundra of Saskatchewan, Alientrap Games recently released its stylish platforming shooter, Capsized, suiting up the player as an astronaut crash-landed on an apparently hostile planet. At first look, one would be forgiven for associating it with the likes of Contra, Metal Slug, or even Super Metroid; however, its many thrills and moments of brilliance scratch a different itch than those games or anything like them. After some time is invested into the game, it becomes clear that it is far more unique and skillfully crafted than […]

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Super Meat Boy Updated

Super Meat Boy Updated 

Team Meat have pushed a hefty update to Super Meat Boy owners via Steam, adding features including a way to sort user-made levels, a recommended chapter tab, and a nifty-sounding mode called “Enter the Unknown” that creates a 20-level chapter comprised of randomly selected highly-rated levels from the portal. Several bug fixes are also included. via Team Meat

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Watch Frozenbyte Animate a Frog

Watch Frozenbyte Animate a Frog 

Indie developer Frozenbyte is keeping fans updated on the progress of its upcoming sequel to Trine, slated for release this summer on XBLA, PSN, Windows, OSX, and Linux. Mikael gives gamers a quick look at how the animation process works in the video below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1uyQt9KHqA&w=600] via Frozenbyte’s blog

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1…2…3… Kick It! Concept Art Posted

1…2…3… Kick It! Concept Art Posted 

Dejobaan Games artist Amy posted a few pieces of concept art for the indie studio’s currently-in-alpha frenetic rhythm/action game on the company’s blog. It’s worth a gander if you’re into game design, especially game design with an emphasis on insane(ly awesome) art direction. You can take a look at the rest here and here. via Dejobaan Games

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REVIEW: PORTAL 2

REVIEW: PORTAL 2 

There are, by and large, two sorts of sequels in the gaming industry: sequels that publishers demand because they are guaranteed hits that will contribute to a company‚Äôs bottom line; and sequels that need to be made, that deserve to be developed, because the mechanics, characters, or design of the original game deserve to be fleshed out and appreciated to a degree and scope that the original never allowed for. Portal 2 is the latter, the game that needed to be made, and one that most gamers will want to […]

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